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A Look Back on Our 2023 Day of Dance

Two dancers performing on stage

In March of 2023, the dance faculty in NC State University’s Department of Performing Arts and Technology hosted their fourth Day of Dance.

Day of Dance invites local high school dancers and their teachers to visit the university. and take a variety of dance classes taught by our faculty. Throughout the day, they learn about the dance opportunities at NC State and attend a live performance by one of NC State’s dance companies. This year’s group of high school students took a number of classes and workshops that covered a wide range of styles—including improvisation, social dance, African and modern. They also participated in Q&A sessions with current NC State dance faculty before attending the Panoramic Dance Project concert.

“The faculty were very excited to be able to offer Day of Dance this year,” said Teaching Professor, Autumn Mist Belk. “It was an opportunity for us to share our facilities and love of dance with area high school students, and we were able to fulfill one of our department’s goals of serving as a resource to the community.”

While this is NC State’s first Day of Dance since 2019, the event first began at NC State in 2017 after the creation of a dance minor in 2016. At the time, the day served as a way for dance faculty in the Department of Health and Exercise Studies and the Dance Program to come together and increase community awareness of the university’s dance offerings. Now unified under the Department of Performing Arts and Technology, the dance faculty will continue to provide new and prospective students the opportunity to discover and experience dance at NC State.

Day of Dance is offered once a year during the spring semester with registration opening in the fall. Please check our website for updates and information regarding registration for next year.